Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

Jammu: Chamber of commerce wants Rohingyas out, warns launch of 'identify and kill' operation

Jammu: Chamber of commerce wants Rohingyas out, warns launch of ‘identify and kill’ operation

After Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, held a high-level review meeting on the deportation of Rohingiya Muslims from Jammu region, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Jammu on Friday demanded the immediate deportation...
Delhi frowns as China confirms it will meddle in Kashmir

Delhi frowns as China confirms it will meddle in Kashmir

New Delhi has reacted strongly to an article by the Chinese media where it confirms that it would meddle in the Kashmir problem. Delhi has said that it would not let China mediate on...
A boy from a recently arrived Rohingya family pumps water from a well at a makeshift site in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh while his brother watches the baby outside their shelter. Thousands of Rohingya are living in the area since fleeing the October 2016 violence in Myanmar. © UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

Over 168,000 Rohingya likely fled Myanmar since 2012 – UNHCR report

Study finds thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence and desperation have sought safety and stability in countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia in the last five years. BANGKOK, Thailand – More than 168,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar...
Aung San Suu Kyi, and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at a tense media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Photo: AP

Trips abroad expose Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rohingya Muslim dilemma

Just a few years ago Aung San Suu Kyi was feted in the world's capitals as a democracy icon and defender of human rights. Families poured onto Myanmar's streets in 2015 when her National League...
U Wirathu and his entourage step off the plane in Sittwe airport on their way to visit Maungdaw Township in Arakan State

Concerns Surface Over U Wirathu’s Visit to Arakan State

RANGOON — U Wirathu, an ultranationalist monk notorious for his inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, is visiting Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, where mostly stateless Muslims that identify as Rohingya have been the targets of deadly...
Order issued by Mallakam court over Rohingya Muslims migrant boat

Order issued by Mallakam court over Rohingya Muslims migrant boat

Mallakam Court has issued an order to consult the attorney general regarding the Rohingya Muslims who were taken into Sri Lanka Navy’s custody while on a migrant boat, and to report to the court...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...